Our Founder Mrs Iris Gordon BH(M) found the inspiration to start the Friends of The Heart Foundation of Jamaica, after her brother Mr Stanley Thomas had a heart attack in Jamaica in 1979.
In 1980 she and her husband convened several meetings with Reverend Graham Hayles and interested members of St. James Church family where they were both active members.
In consultation with her brother the idea of supporting the work of The Heart Foundation of Jamaica was born.
The Friends of The heart Foundation of Jamaica started on its long road of achievements. Mrs Gordon sought advice from Brigadier Pelham the then President of the British Heart Foundation, who was very supportive. With help from the late Michael Zadie lawyer and Leroy Reid Chartered Accountant, charity status was achieved in 1984.